Croft Vintage Port 2009 / 375 ml.

Item#: 67224

SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2012
Redolent of blackberry and dark fruits, this also features a fascinating mix of mocha, graphite and tobacco flavors. Very juicy as well, which figures into the finish of fine-grained tannins and spice. An exuberant and refined Vintage Port. Best from 2020 through 2050. 5,000 cases made.
WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2012
Based on the Roêda vineyard, this opulent, fruity wine is dense, beautifully ripe, a powerhouse of sweet fruit, figs and raisins, plum jelly and the roundest, most generous tannins. It’s a wine that will show well in the next few years, but which should age magnificently.

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SP95 95 pts. / Wine Spectator (Apr 30, 2012)

Redolent of blackberry and dark fruits, this also features a fascinating mix of mocha, graphite and tobacco flavors. Very juicy as well, which figures into the finish of fine-grained tannins and spice. An exuberant and refined Vintage Port. Best from 2020 through 2050. 5,000 cases made.

WE93 93 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (4/1/2012)

Based on the Roêda vineyard, this opulent, fruity wine is dense, beautifully ripe, a powerhouse of sweet fruit, figs and raisins, plum jelly and the roundest, most generous tannins. It’s a wine that will show well in the next few years, but which should age magnificently.

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Appellation / Douro

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Located in northwest Portugal, The Douro region follows the path of the Douro river. It's home to Portugal's most prized export, port wines, as well as a blossoming selection of world-class table wines. Typical red grapes used in Douro are Touriga Nacional (which produces tannic, dark red wines) and Tempranillo (under the name Tinta Roriz). The steep slopes of the Douro River Valley make it difficult to farm, but the resulting wines are worth all the effort.

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Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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SKU 67224
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Croft Vintage Port
Country Portugal
Product Location - Location-Appellation Douro
Package Size 375 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Croft
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Vintage Port
Vintage 2009
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Fortified Wine
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Item #: 88788

SP9797 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2018
Very expressive, this unfurls with mouthwatering licorice snap, fruitcake, apple wood and violet notes, which are quickly followed by a wave of mouthfilling plum, blackberry and fig paste flavors. This is packed but well-defined, and the energy allows the fruit to ripple through the long finish. Built for the long haul, with distinctly dry cut at the end. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made, 900 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JS9797 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Extremely perfumed with dark-berry and currant aromas. Hints of earth and spices. Full-bodied, round and medium sweet. Hints of resin. Opulent yet restrained. Shows ripe and beautiful fruit with clarity. Try in 2025.
WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2018
Juicy, luscious and with excellent ripe fruit, this is a balanced wine with a fine future. Its tannins are almost sweet to match the sweetness of the berry fruits. As it ages, this will be a lovely wine. Drink from 2027.
VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2018
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